Author: Arthur Laffin
144 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”
What does it mean to follow Jesus’ way of the Cross and to place our trust in God for our true security, instead of in nuclear weapons that can destroy all life on earth? How do we find hope and courage to stand for God’s reign of love, justice and nonviolence in a world threatened by nuclear weapons and other perils? This new edition of The Risk of the Cross
will inspire Christians seeking answers to these questions today, just as the first edition helped Christians a generation ago. Each small-group session focuses on Jesus’ call to discipleship in Mark’s gospel —and links to information and inspiration for embracing the way of gospel nonviolence and taking action to avert nuclear annihilation and abolish nuclear weapons.
As worldwide commemorations were held August 6-9 marking the 75th anniversary of the US nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and calling for nuclear abolition, and as the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now been ratified by 50 nations and will enter into force on January 22, 2021, thereby making nuclear weapons illegal, this book is an invaluable resource for all followers of Jesus committed to bringing about peace, social justice and a disarmed world. Additionally, as Mark's Gospel is being used in the church's lectionary cycle this year, it also serves as a timely resource for parish study and reflection during Advent and Lent.Click here
to see a sample of this book.